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Palace of Knossos, Crete
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Palace of Knossos, Crete

The Palace at Knossos, Crete, (c. 1500 BCE). A restored upper-level lightwell.
Phaistos Panorama, Crete
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Phaistos Panorama, Crete

The Minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE).
Silo, Phaistos, Crete
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Silo, Phaistos, Crete

The minoan settlement of Phaistos archaeological site, Crete (2000-1400 BCE). A silo for grain storage.
Central Courtyard, Phaistos, Crete
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Central Courtyard, Phaistos, Crete

The Central Courtyard and East Apartments of the Minoan Palace of Phaistos, Crete (2000-1400 BCE).
Mesara Plain, Crete
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Mesara Plain, Crete

A view from Phaistos over the Mesara plain in Crete.
The Law Code of Gortyn, Crete
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The Law Code of Gortyn, Crete

The lawcode from Gortyn, Crete was written in the 5th century BCE and is said to be the largest epigraphic text in ancient Greek (8 m x 1.70 m).
Gortyn, Crete
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Gortyn, Crete

The bouleuterion or meeting place for the city’s council of the Roman town of Gortyn, Crete (1st Century BCE).
Mycenaean Agora at Hagia Triada, Crete
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Mycenaean Agora at Hagia Triada, Crete

The Agora (marketplace) at the Minoan settlement of Hagia Triada (Crete) belonging to the Mycenaean era (1400-1100 BCE) with eight spacious rooms, probably shops, arranged behind a portico.
Knossos Palace, Crete - Reconstruction
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Knossos Palace, Crete - Reconstruction

The palace of Knossos, was constructed c. 1700 BCE. In addition to its political function, it was perhaps also designed as an economic and religious centre for the Minoan civilization. Knossos was destroyed for the final time c. 1380 BCE...
Linear A Script
Definitionby Cristian Violatti

Linear A Script

The Linear A script was the writing system used by the Minoan civilization. Examples of this script have been recovered from Cretan sites such as Hagia Triada, Knossos, and Phaistos. Additional examples of the Linear A script have also been...
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